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Enhanced Spinel Domes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R134
Agency Tracking Number: A032-2808
Amount: $69,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-140
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2003-12-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-06-14
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Senior Scientist
 (301) 261-8373
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Title: CEO
Phone: (301) 261-8373
Research Institution

The common missile is being developed for operation from a wide range of air, sea and ground platforms. Predicted production costs are driving much of the development direction at this time and spinel is the only durable, dual-band, electro-optical dome material capable of meeting these cost goals. Production approaches are therefore being pursued to establish a robust, low-cost fabrication technology to deliver spinel domes with excellent optical properties that require minimal finishing. This will be achieved by pressureless sintering near net-shape green spinel domes and careful ceramic processing. This proposal outlines the key technical hurdles to the success of this technology clearly identifying an approach to achieve technical readiness.

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